Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR)

What is SECR? 

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) is a mandatory UK government framework that replaced the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme in April 2019. The aim is to simplify the reporting process for companies and reduce emissions from business and industry by 80% by 2050. 

How to comply with SECR 

Companies must report on their scope 1 and 2 emissions, energy use from electricity, gas and transport, and provide narrative commentary on any energy efficiency action undertaken in the past 12 month reporting period. Eligible companies must include SECR in their Directors' Report, or similar section, for the past financial year. E.g. If your financial reporting year is 1st April – 31st March, you will need to start gathering data from 1st April 2022 ready to include SECR in the 2021/2022 Annual Report.

Due to the time and complexity of the work involved, many seek out the services of specialist consultancy companies, which we encourage you to do at the earliest opportunity.  You can contact our experienced team of consultants by following the link below or using the contact details at the bottom of the page



Which companies are eligible for SECR? 

The eligibility criteria for SECR is broader than the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) and is expected to apply to around 11,900 companies across the UK. For comparison, only 4,000 companies had to comply with the previous CRC scheme. Companies already reporting on their energy use through ESOS and CRC can expect to be affected, however, SECR will also apply to:

  1. Quoted companies of any size that are required to prepare a Directors’ Report
  2. UK registered, unquoted large companies as defined in the Companies Act 2006. This refers to companies that fulfil at least two of the following three conditions in the financial year for which they are reporting:
    •  at least 250 employees
    • an annual turnover of £36m or more and/or
    • an annual balance sheet total greater than £18m

There are some exemptions, which our consultants will be happy to advise you of. 

Complete your organisation's SECR report 

User our end-to-end service

SECR is a desk-based assessment that typically takes a few days to complete. Our experienced consultants will talk you through the data required and produce a report for inclusion in your director's report, eliminating the risk of non – compliance...

Elmhurst Energy Consultancy has over 25 years' experience in the building and energy compliance industry, and are experts in the field of carbon and energy reporting. Our highly-trained consultants will be happy to advise you on your company's eligibility to undergo an SECR report and the appropriate steps to take. Complete our SECR enquiry form to find out more. 

Complete SECR yourself

Unlike other compliance frameworks such as the Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme (ESOS), organisations can complete a SECR report themselves. However, we would always advise working with an energy consultancy firm in the first instance to ensure your report is compliant with a view to becoming self-sufficient in the following years. 

Our Self-Service SECR teaches companies everthing they need to know about completing a SECR report. Over a series of one-to-one sessions you will learn how to gather the required data, choose an appropriate intensity ratio and complete a SECR report. 

SECR Frequently Asked Questions

Read our SECR FAQs and find our everthing you need to know about SECR reporting. 

Access your FREE SECR booklet


Confused about Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR). This express guide answers all your questions about SECR and includes guidance on:

  • What is SECR?
  • Who it applies to
  • The deadline
  • BONUS: SECR cheat sheet 







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